Kothimbir Vadi/Coriander Fritters

One of the most popular Maharashtrian snack which is made from Kothimir /Fresh Coriander leaves and gram flour with few spices which is steamed and then fried.Its a quintessential savory snack which is extremely delicious and very popular in Maharashtrian homes .
Try it out when you have coriander leaves in abundance it will really make a wonderful snack .Every Mahahrashtiran home has a different recipe for this Some add peanuts while the others mix in sesame seeds.I personally add roasted crushed peanuts with sesame ,tamarind pulp and jaggery which compliments well with the gram flour.
Its very easy to prepare you can mix the batter and steam it and fry it whenever you want.

2 cups chopped coriander leaves
1 cup besan/gram flour
1 tbsp rice flour
1/4 cup roasted peanuts
1 tsp red chilli powder
2-3 green chillies
1/2 inch ginger
1 tsp sesame seeds
1 tbsp jaggery
1 tbsp tamarind pulp
2 tsp oil
1/4 tsp baking powder
salt to taste
oil for frying.
steamed vadis

Clean the coriander leaves and wash it and chop it fine .

Coarsely  crush the peanuts.

Crush the ginger and chillies together .

Mix everything with 1.5 cup water and 2 tsp oil and mix into a batter of dhokla/idli consistency.

Grease the thali in which you want to steam the vadi.

Steam the batter for about 15-20 min or till the knife inserted comes clean.

Once cool cut into pieces and fry.

You could either shallow fry or deep fry.

Steamed vadi itself taste yumm.

Serve hot with sauce or chutney.
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  1. yummy vadis dear..love to have with tea...

  2. thanks for sharing....this has always been my fav ..looks yummy..

  3. This is a new recipe for me. Easy and tasty snack.

  4. interesting and a new recipe for me

  5. looks so tempting..reminded me of a maharashtrian friend..

  6. Wow tempting recipe and post
    post...looks yummy!

  7. my favorite vadi, i like to just shallow fry not fry. looks yummy

  8. Looks delicious next time when I get coriander leaves I will try to make this.